Jessica Naudziunas

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Swallowing Tiny Magnets Can Lead To Big Trouble For Kids

Friday, August 09, 2013

About five years ago, emergency room doctor Julie Brown met an 8-year-old girl who complained about a weeklong stomach ache. The girl was tight-lipped about what might be causing the pain, and she ended up visiting the Seattle Children's Hospital, where Brown works, twice. And then a third time.

"When ...


Where In The World Are There No McDonald's?

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Recent news out of Vietnam intrigued us here at The Salt. Ho Chi Minh City is set to get its first McDonald's sometime in the next year, according to the company.

It seems Vietnam is ready for the iconic American food, and McDonald's is confident that Vietnamese consumers now have ...


TVs Pose A Danger To Kids, But Not The Way You Might Think

Monday, July 22, 2013

Television poses a threat to children, and we're not talking the programs. We're talking a large household appliance that can hurt kids.

About every 30 minutes a child ends up in the emergency room with injuries caused by a television, a study finds, most often because the TV falls on ...


Tiny Rat Cocktail Parties Shed Light On Why Smokers Drink

Friday, July 19, 2013

Scientists have spent the last five years serving up rodent-sized alcoholic drinks to hundreds of little black and white rats, after a nice hit of nicotine.

These miniature cocktail parties have provided a clearer view on why nicotine and alcohol are so often used, and abused, together.

"It's pretty well ...


Om Nom Nom: T. Rex Was, Indeed, A Voracious Hunter

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tyrannosaurus rex is perhaps one of the most famous animals to have ever roamed the Earth. This huge, fierce meat-eater has graced Hollywood films as the perpetual villain, and it has played a notorious role in the science community that studies it, too.

Despite its vicious depiction in pop culture, ...


A Surge In Painkiller Overdoses Among Women

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Women are dying from overdoses of prescription painkillers at a much higher rate than men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And while men still suffer more overdoses, women are catching up fast.

From 1999 to 2010, the CDC found a fivefold increase in the number and ...


'Heart Attack On A Hook': Meet America's 'Worst Restaurant Meal'

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Seafood is generally considered a more healthful choice when dining out — but not if you're battering and deep-frying it and serving it up with hush puppies and onion rings.

And that is precisely why the folks at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nutrition and health ...


Preserving The Season's Fruits With A Canning Evangelist

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Shopping at a farmers market on a weekend morning can turn bittersweet if your eye for just-picked summer fruit is bigger than your refrigerator and appetite.

That's a crisis first-time cookbook author Kevin West found himself in a few years back. After one particular farmers market spree, West's buyer's ...


A Look At The Nastiest And Cleanest U.S. Beaches

Thursday, June 27, 2013

From California to the Great Lakes, persistent water pollution shows that no beach is an island when it comes to public health threats like hepatitis, dysentery and stomach flu.

The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual beach report card Wednesday detailing the levels of bacteria hanging around beaches ...


Gourmands Through The Ages: 'A History Of Food In 100 Recipes'

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Think our current culture has become food-obsessed? Take a look at this wall painting from ancient Egypt.

Long before Food Network, before Michael Pollan, before pop-up restaurants, humans were taking the time to enshrine the art of cooking. The painting depicts a recipe for baking bread that was carved ...


How To Make Museums More Inviting For Kids With Autism

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Last January, Noelle Murphy and her family were on their way to the Please Touch Museum for children in Philadelphia. Right before they arrived, 3-year-old Dylan had an accident.

"He wet himself," Murphy said, "And we were thinking, 'Oh no, how are we going to deal with this?' "

Dylan ...


Milk Not Jails Makes Partners Out Of Farmers And Ex-Cons

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Small dairy farmers and ex-cons don't make natural allies. But a non-profit group, Milk Not Jails, is hoping they can forge a new urban-rural relationship in New York state based on food rather than incarceration.